VIRENDER SEHWAG (Icon)

Name
VIRENDER SEHWAG (Icon)
Nationality
ind India
Current Team
Maratha Arabians
Leagues
T10 League
Seasons
2017
Age
40

Virender Sehwag has constructed an extraordinary career with a relentless quest, and a genius, for boundary hitting. With minimal footwork but maximum intent, he has piled Test runs at a faster pace than anyone in the history of cricket. Bowlers must always fancy their chances against a batsman who plays so many strokes; it’s just that Sehwag fancies his chances against them much more.

As a starry-eyed youngster from Najafgarh, where his family ran a flour mill, Sehwag grew up, like many others from his generation, wanting to be Sachin Tendulkar. Indeed, when he scored his first one-day hundred, filling up for his injured idol against New Zealand in Sri Lanka, he could have been mistaken for him: there was the same back-foot punch on the off side, the minimalistic straight drive and the wristy whip to the leg. And on his Test debut, on a fiery pitch in Bloemfontein, he matched the master stroke for stroke as they both blazed away to hundreds. But soon he emerged his own man, and not long after Tendulkar was playing a supporting, and somewhat calming, hand as Sehwag romped away to a triple-hundred, the first by an Indian, in Multan, bringing it up with a six. Two Tests ago, he had been dismissed trying the same stroke five short of what would have been his first Test double-hundred.

Batting

SeasonTeamMatInnsNORunHSBat AveBFSR3050704s6sCtSt
2017Maratha Arabians210000.0010.000000000
Total-210000.0010.000000000

Bowling

SeasonTeamMatchInnOverRunsWktsBowl AveEcoBBMStrike Rate4w5w
2017Maratha Arabians2----------
Total-2----------